I’ve been taking my children to Tinker Bell since 2003 and have only had positive experiences over the years. These teachers go above and beyond from dealing with seizures, speech delays, anxiety disorders to potty training. I recommend Tinker Bell to everyone that I know that has kids.
We started back in 2003 with my now 13 year old, she had seizures and her babysitter was having trouble with caring for her when she had one. To Ms. Pam & Ms. Lisa, it was second nature, they would keep calm and take care of her until the seizure was over and move on from there. We attempted to put her in public school for their FREE K-4 program to save some money, only to learn 2 weeks into the school year that she was going to the principal’s office to be taught and the superintendent of the city’s school system recommended that we put her back where we had her before.
So when I had my oldest son, it was a no brainer to take him there also. When he started there he was not speaking. Within 2 weeks, he was chatting up a storm and fully potty trained. He was released at the beginning of his kindergarten year from his IEP at the public school because his speech level had surpassed his age by 2-3 years.
My 5 year old is in kindergarten there now. He can be a challenge, but his teacher, Ms. Marilyn, is absolutely wonderful. She has patiently worked with him for the last 2 years and helped him learn to verbalize his anxieties and how to deal with them. We attended an IEP session together in early November at the public school and learned that their kindergarteners didn’t get to the level that she was teaching until the end of the year. She has taught him things like applying his phonics to reading, writing and writing in cursive. We were concerned about next year when he begins public school, but I rest assured that Tinker Bell was the right choice for us so far and will continue to be for our 4 year old.
My son started Tinker Bell about 2 years ago when he was 3 and my daughter started about 7 months ago when she turned 2 to begin the K-2 program. The welcoming received from all teachers was remarkable. There are some mornings that they don’t want me to leave (as kids sometimes do) but one of the teachers always come over and talk to comfort them to help. They have a true understanding of parents having to work and how we feel having to drop our children off every day and untrusting them with their well-being. During the summer months and both kids are there for the summer, Mr. Parker always has fun things planned. They get to go to movies, bowling and even water fun on those hot summer days.
As a mother, I can tell you that I would recommend Tinker Bell Day Care to anyone looking for that special place to take care of your kids and teach them the right values. Every employee takes each and every child as if they are their own. I know that I can’t thank them enough for taking care of my children.
My wife and I enrolled our son, Nathan, in Tinker Bell soon after he turned three. It was one of the best decisions we made for him. Prior to that we were taking him to a private residence daycare, and although he was cared for at that place, it could never do for him what Tinker Bell has done. He has learned so much the past two school years….more than I could have hoped for, and that is a direct result of the caring, dedicated staff at Tinker Bell!
They are not just pre-school teachers there; they truly care about the kids and want to see them succeed. Go in on any day and you will see a loving environment with kids having fun and learning. We have another baby on the way and there is no doubt we will have her going to Tinker Bell too…and this time, we won’t wait until she turns three.
Our son has been attending Tinker Bell since he was two years old, and he will enter Kindergarten with them in the fall. Tinker Bell is not just a daycare for younger children; the learning begins from day one. The A Beka curriculum that is used at the school is exceptional. Our son has begun understanding foundations of phonics and is learning to read before he even enters Kindergarten. Tinker Bell is a family, and it is proven by the genuine love and care the staff has for the children. Each child is recognized as an individual, and their unique strength are encouraged to blossom. Our son has a second family at Tinker Bell, one that we trust and hold highest regards.